HC Deb 02 March 1960 vol 618 c1217
44. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will make a statement about the consideration given by his Department to the Report of the London Travel Committee on the proposed Victoria line.

Mr. Marples

I have at present nothing to add to the reply I gave to the hon. Member on 3rd February.

Mr. Biggs-Davison

As it is more than a month since my right hon. Friend said that he hoped to make a statement soon, may we be told how soon is soon?

Mr. Marples

My hon. Friend must remember that the whole of the railway system, both underground and over-ground, is now being examined and it is better to treat it altogether.

Mr. Lipton

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the patience of London's travelling public is beginning to wear a little thin? Will he bear in mind that he has promised to make so many early statements that we would like an assurance that he will place this at the head of the long queue of early statements which he has promised to make?

Mr. Marples

I do not think that I have promised to make many early statements, but this will be made early. The travelling public would be very inconvenienced if we adopted the hon. Gentleman's suggestion of not allowing motor cars in the centre of London.

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